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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially launching the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid in Santa Monica, California

If successful, LA would become only the second city after London to host the event three times

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Laura Trott (left), Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell with their silver medals in Paris this year

They returned from the World Championships in Paris without a single gold medal - a result that would have been unthinkable not so long ago

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Frozen out: Elsa

YouTube users have been posting mash-up videos to show the similarities

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View from a Rio favela home being demolished to make way for the Olympic Park

A year from the start of the next Games in Brazil, the country seems to have learnt nothing from the experience of staging the World Cup. Ewan MacKenna visits the favelas where the cost of the get-rich-quick schemes is highest

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World Rugby’s Brett Gosper said the Olympics would spread his sport’s message far and wide

Rugby, returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1924, will be played at a temporary arena in the Deodoro Zone

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An analyst prepares a sample for testing in the anti-doping laboratory which tested athlete's samples from the London 2012 Games

Leak reportedly suggests more than a third of world's fastest times in endurance events were by athletes with suspicious test results

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The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

Chinese capital beats Almaty in Kazakhstan to host Games

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The Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing could have the unusual honour of hosting the opening ceremony at both the summer and winter Olympics

It will either be Almaty in Kazakhstan or Beijing

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England's players celebrate Fara Williams' goal during extra time of their bronze medal match against Germany at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Edmonton, Alberta

Questions in Lords over home nations row that will exclude Team GB football from 2016 Games

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The Games will in all probability continue to be shown on the terrestrial channel

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Three unsuccessful bids to host the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games has not but Paris off from bidding for the 2024 event

Sport
There are hopes that 'Tug of War' will be revived as an Olympic sport

Forget fat, beery blokes competing after liquid lunches at the village fête, this sport may soon see the lights of the Olympics

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Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa.

10 months after the athlete was sentenced for killing Reeva Steenkamp

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Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, won the title competing as a man

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Rio officials remain confident the venue will be ready in time for games next year

Sport
Florence Arthaud, Alexis Vastine and Camille Muffat have been killed in a helicopter crash

The three French sporting stars were tragically killed when two helicopters reportedly collided in Argentina

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The IOC is looking at a dedicated year-round Olympic TV channel, at a cost of some £400m

IOC is looking quite seriously at a dedicated year-round TV channel

Sport
July 30, 2012: A view of the Olympic rings at the gymnastics

COMMENT: A proposal of having women competing in one country and men in another was put forward

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July 30, 2012: A view of the Olympic rings at the gymnastics

Such an idea would go against Olympic rules barring discrimination

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The US Olympic committee has chosen Boston for the 2024 Games bid

Mayor thanks US Olympic Committee for its decision to put the city forward as a bidder

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The young men were in training for the skiing world cup when they died

They were two 'outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport'

Sport

These were the events the UK was discussing this year

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Thokozile Masipa says prosecution will be allowed to take case to supreme court

Sport

Future Olympics may be less costly to host and more inclusive

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Sepp Blatter will have to stand down as football’s representative on the IOC when he reaches 80 in 2016

The Fifa president will be forced to step down when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 80 after the Rio Olympics in 2016

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Bayern Munich fans will have their tickets for the trip to Arsenal subsidised by the club as a thank you for their support in 2013
football'Training camp' to supply refugees with food, footballs and German lessons
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The fixed structure is in place but the roof will not be ready until next year
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday night (AP)
nflDistrict Judge claimed the ban threatened the NFL's integrity
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Vitalia Diatchenko talks to her trainer before retiring against Serena Williams
The first round of this year's US Open has seen a record 12 retirements
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Novak Djokovic dances with a fan after his second round win at the US Open
REPORTThe world number one is into the third round
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Gareth Bale has scored five goals in six games in Wales’ qualification campaign
footballWales move above England in latest Fifa world rankings
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Jose Mourinho at a photo call for a new sponsor
The announcement wasn't enough to put a smile on the face of the Special One
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his wonder goal in training
VIDEOAnd 'celebrates' as only the PSG striker would
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Jonathan Joseph, pictured, Brad Barritt will form England coach Stuart Lancaster’s 13th centre combination
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